Med Marine Successfully Delivers Second Unique Ice Class Tug, Svitzer Edda

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Med Marine Successfully Delivers Second Unique Ice Class Tug, Svitzer Edda

Leading Turkish ship builder and operator Med Marine delivers second of the ice class series tug boat built at its group – owned Ereğli Shipyard to Svitzer. Tug boat was successfully delivered in Ereğli Shipyard on May 21st, 2021.

First vessel of the series, Svitzer Embla was delivered on March 29th, 2021.

The vessel is a TundRA 3000 / MED-A3060-ICE class tugboat designed by Robert Allan Ltd.

TundRA 3000 / MED-A3060-ICE design tug is purpose made for operating in extreme winter conditions, which makes it a great fit for Svitzer’s North European fleet. High-quality and well-designed vessels have some distinctive features such as winch is capable to operate over the stern and via trunk running the deckhouse. It is also located in an enclosed area to achieve perfect performance even in severe cold weather conditions. Once delivered, the vessels will operate across Scandinavia, predominantly serving ports in Denmark and Sweden.

After mobilising from our Eregli Shipyard, Svitzer Embla has arrived and started working in Sweden early April 2021. Soon after, the second tug - Svitzer Edda – is currently mobilised towards Denmark, where she will serve a large variety of customers throughout Scandinavia. Both ice-class tugs will strengthen the level of service that Svitzer provides to customers in Scandinavia and further reinforce Svitzer’s presence in the region.  ‘’We are delighted to have worked with Svitzer on this newbuilding project and look forward to the next project’’ says Med Marine’s Melis Ucuncu.

TundRA 3000 / MED-A3060-ICE design has following design particulars:

LENGTH OVERALL:                                       30m

BEAM OF HULL:                                            12.6m


DEPTH MOULDED:                                        5.6m

GROSS TONNAGE:                                        499 GT

MINIMUM BOLLARD PULL:                           65 TBP

POWER:                                                         4080 kW


About Med Marine:

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, work boats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state of the art tug boat design portfolio and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.

About Svitzer:

As part of Maersk, an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains from end to end; Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 430 vessels and operations all over the world, the Danish company is the global Market Leader within towage and marine related services.